[tcb] Re: Shopped my 23 Window around the body shops yesterday...

A few years ago, while awaitin' some repairs to the Road Dog at Earl 
Mann's(broke down at Paul's Valley on I35), I got a tour of their facility.  
They were restorin' several bugs & Ghias.  I asked what a complete restoration 
of a 58 bus would be, givin' a description of my bus's current status.  One, 
they prefer NOT to work on busses, Two, hard to tell without lookin' at said 
bus.  But, the guy quess-timated at around $30 to $50 grand.
They ain't cheap, no matter where ya go.  Unless some rip off like Billie Dobbs 
gives ya an estimate.

--- On Mon, 6/1/09, sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [tcb] Re: Shopped my 23 Window around the body shops yesterday...
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Monday, June 1, 2009, 3:26 PM
> Will:  I have sort of been trying
> to stay outta this debate. but I seem to remember that I
> recommended L Coop as a possibility.  Do you have any
> idea what Lenny would charge for a complete turn-key resto
> of a 21?  My guess is start at $50,000 and go up
> depending.
> 
> --- On Mon, 6/1/09, w.wood
> <evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> 
> From: w.wood <evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [tcb] Re: Shopped my 23 Window around the body
> shops yesterday...
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Monday, June 1, 2009, 11:37 AM
> 
> 
> You're going to get very few
> places in Texas that do VWs for a single price. 
> Unfortunately though any place that quotes you is always
> estimating their labor on the high side.  If I had the
> money and were in your shoes I'd ship it out to Lenny at
> WCC in Cali.  At least that way it would be out of
> sight and out of mind, but it would be correct and finished
> when it returned.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 11:18 AM,
> James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks! I'll check them out. Sachse Hot Rod
> shop is the real deal but I think it might be a bit overkill
> to go that route. I would still need someone to do the
> interior after dropping all that cash. I am leaning towards
> trailering it up to Sewfine after it's painted.
> I have heard of a place called Yo Boys past Lavon
> recommended by a VW guy in Nevada, Tx.
> Anyone heard of them?
> 
> --- On Sat, 5/30/09, Fred McDonald <texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> 
> 
> From: Fred McDonald <texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx>
> 
> Subject: [tcb] Re: Shopped my 23 Window around the body
> shops yesterday...
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009, 7:16 PM
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I went to Sachse Hot Rod
> Shop for a bid.
> They wouldn't give me
> one, all they talked about is how far down I want to take it
> and what there hourly rates were. I ran away very
> fast.
> I just got my bus out of
> the shop, I used Dallas Roadster in Plano TX.
> I am very impressed with
> the work that was done.
> Rust, body work, paint and
> they installed my safari windows and they did in in just
> over 30 days.
> I would recommend
> them.
> 
> 
> -----
> Original Message ----- 
> From:
> James
> Dwan 
> To:
> tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
> Sent:
> Saturday, May 30, 2009 11:15 AM
> Subject:
> [tcb] Shopped my 23 Window around the body shops
> yesterday...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> .... damn. I went to Sachse Hot Rod Shop
> http://www.sachserodshop.com/
> and they have some top notch restos coming outta there.
> They want to dip it and quoted me 15-20k for the minimum and
> 35-40k for the full concourse resto and at least a
> year...that doesn't include the headliner. I think I
> need to have a garage sale.
> 
> Another option was a collision shop and he wants 10k but
> that doesn't include the suspension or the powder
> coating or interior. A friend of mine is impressed with his
> work but I wasn't able to see any finished projects
> yesterday. 3 month turn around
> 
> The last place we went to was a very nice shop in
> Lewisville called Dusold. 
> http://www.dusolddesigns.com/
> I got a good vibe from that place. He will call with an
> estimate on Monday Min
>  20k.
> 
> Wow...
> 
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